Gold Awards: October 2022

Best Indie ShortSmall Talk by Trevor Scholl (USA)

Best Drama ShortMespil in the Dark by Gavin Quinn (Ireland)

Best Documentary ShortClimate Diaries: Heather’s Story by Ali Scattergood and Berit Anderson (USA)

Best Action Short: Dream War by Kevin Barile (USA)

Best Thriller ShortPool by Neil Watson and Sam Johnson (USA)

Best Mystery ShortThe Herd Sleeps Standing by Pedro Dannemann (Brazil)

Best Horror ShortGulabo Rani by Usman Mukhtar (Pakistan)

Best Experimental ShortCapture by Kean Levreault (USA)

Best Student ShortEcstasy Behind the Forgotten by Nora Stock (USA)

Best Animation ShortWood: Episode 1 by Michael Anthony McDonough (UK)

Best Women ShortKeep on Looking by Emanuel Vazquez Santana (Argentina)

Best LGBTQ ShortPaukhofstrasse by Hannahlisa Kunyik (Austria)

Best Romantic ShortI See You by Michael Carnick (USA)

Best MicrofilmSalvation by Zane (Canada)

Best Screendance ShortCity Of Dreams by Robin Daberath Cantrell (USA)

Best Music VideoFinger Bang Your Day by Jeff Hilliard and John Orphan (USA)

Best Mobile ShortThe Exhibition of Expedition 37 by Maggie Colligan (USA)

Best Web Series/TV PilotIce Dealer: Ep 4 by Djiby latdegun Drame (USA)

Best Parody ShortThe Exhibition of Expedition 37 by Maggie Colligan (USA)

Best Director (Female): Barbara Stepansky for Women and Elephants (USA)

Best Director (Male): Michael Carnick for I See You (USA)

Best Student Director (Female): Grace Fitzgerald for Acquiescence (USA)

Best Student Director (Male): Yifan Xiang for Manchukuo, 1943, Summer (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female): Selen Örcan for As Possible As Everything (Turkey)

Best First Time Director (Male): Anthony Notarile and Andy Tworischuk for Tito (USA)

Best Actress: Marlowe Holden for Women and Elephants (USA)

Best Actor: Aidan Gillen for Mespil in the Dark (Ireland)

Best Child/Young Actress: Izabella Johnson for Bellybutton (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Emily Chapman and Lucanus Grady for Our Beautiful World (USA)

Best Ensemble Cast: Alexei Bondar, Joseph Ruud, Anthony Notarile, Carol Todd, and Claudio Castagnoli for Tito (USA)

Best Cinematography: Sawyer Gaunt for Tito (USA)

Best Editing: Angelica Falco for Figures (Canada)

Best Production DesignPulling The Goalie (USA)

Best Sound Design: Stardek for Gulabo Rani (Pakistan)

Best Original Score: Ros Gilman for The Last Cloudweaver (UK)

Best Original Story: Viviana Goelkel, Diana Lowis, Laura Castillo, Julio Azar, Roberto Flores Prieto, and Carlos Franco for Hotel Sweet Hotel (Colombia)

Best Short ScriptFirst Breath After Coma by Mengsheng Zeng (China)






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